If America became a socialist government, how would life change from what we now know?

What are some specific changes we would see and experience were we to have a massive across the board change from capitalism to socialism? anything for the better? What for the worse? Thanks for your help.

Asked By: susieque - 7/29/2010
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Despite all the soaring rhetoric by proponents of Socialism, when you boil it all down, it is nothing more than a system of rationing of existing wealth until it is exhausted. Then the system collapses. Rinse and repeat in the next country dopey enough not to learn from history... More
Answered By: Jacob W - 7/29/2010
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Almost everything would be government controlled and regulated. The people would no longer have a voice. Hope it never happens. Socialists are in a fantasy world.
Answered By: JJ - 7/29/2010
a vast improvement in the quality of life for its hard working poor and average middle class citizens.
Answered By: stingray - 7/29/2010
Government is bad... thats not socialism that totalitarianism with some Fascism. True socialism- Public ownership by the working people Word for words in the manifesto ^^^^^^^
Answered By: ☭ Comrade Alex ☭ - 7/29/2010
We would be like Sweden =) Rich, beautiful, and healthy
Answered By: MissVamp - 7/29/2010
The corporations are running this country and they can keep doing it as long as we have the Republican fools.
Answered By: Highland - 7/29/2010
Everyone having the right to: A job and living wage. Equal access to quality health care. A right to affordable housing. College everyone can afford without $100,000 loans. Clearly a living hell...?
Answered By: Chief Inspector Clouseau - 7/29/2010
People really think that "Socialism" as we know it today would be some utopia where everyone is equal but it wouldn't be. In reality, it would be a wasteland of people barely able to survive because the people giving all their money to the government in taxes wouldn't be making any more than the people getting welfare... More
Answered By: SinDelle Morte - 7/29/2010
Based on the what the Republicans insist Socialism is (what Obama is doing), life would be exactly like it was before Bush got a hold of our economy... More
Answered By: I M Everywhere U Want 2 B - 7/29/2010
Tax rates would skyrocket People would flee with their money We would become a poor 3rd world nation
Answered By: Bethy - 7/29/2010
Repudiation of the IRS Have a Centralized bank Free college education More government regulation of businesses/corporations Free health care Shorten the gap between the rich and poor classes These would all be good things, and is what I would have done if I were POTUS.
Answered By: Paul Allen - 7/29/2010
Civil War.
Answered By: Heather - 7/29/2010
Socialism isn't a form of government. It's a government controlled economy. America could be socialist while maintaining a full democracy with personal rights for all.
Answered By: Saytor - 7/29/2010
Capitalism is responsible for the exponential growth of technology in every field, even breakthroughs credited to government agencies was funded by an open market. The result of it is standard of life like we have never experienced. There has always been government and unchecked has always lead to oppression. You ask... More
Answered By: Nothing to lose - 7/29/2010
If you think about it, the USA has already adopted a bit of socialism. We've always been a *little* socialist, but we're technically still capitalist. And that's a FACT, not an opinion. We have public schools, public parks, we pay taxes for things that sponsor and support other people, etc... More
Answered By: Andrea P - 7/29/2010
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